Monthly Archives: July 2022

Don’t Panic or Despair


With fishing and all sorts of other of life’s problems – when you are struggling to catch a carp and it appears it’s never going your way (how ever hard you try), the trick is not to panic, otherwise you … Continue reading

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Richard Handel Carp Fishing 758 subscribers Head over to my youtube channel and watch all my latest vlogs   Welcome to another fishing adventure, out on one of my water, from small club lakes to large open pits. Don’t forget if … Continue reading

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Looking Back Over 2019 Part 1 of 10


Summary This episode is also available as a blog post: https://richardhandel.com/2021/07/23/looking-back-over-2019-part-1-of-10/ Transcription

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Trip 29 Carp Fishing – 2022


After a splendid holiday in Wales at my favorite campsite, Quay Lodge near Carmarthen, with the family and my dad. We like to cook on a fire pit all week, it makes it quite special, and with luck, I can … Continue reading

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Just One Rig For Me


Just one rig for me is a strange title and it opens myself up for a lot of criticism from other anglers.  But my aim is to be open about my fishing, make things simplistic for the everyday angler, make … Continue reading

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My Journey Through The Old Skool Days


My Journey Through The Old Skool Days I started my Carp fishing in the early ’80s, after leaving school.  I discovered there was more to fishing than small local rivers with only Roach & Dace and the odd Perch in … Continue reading

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Why Compare Yourself To Others?


I never understand why anglers compare themself to others when they are catching carp and you are not.  There are many factors to take into consideration. Firstly, the amount of time the other angler has had to walk around the … Continue reading

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Which Lake Is Harder, That the ?


Which is harder big pits or ponds?  This is the question everyone is always going on about and it’s funny how anglers forget, it’s us against the fish. I personally believe unless you are fishing a stock pond, all lakes … Continue reading

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Lazy Fishing


This is an odd topic.  Over the many years, I have spent fishing, I have asked myself this many times when sitting up in the same swim each week.  I am 100% confident the fish are close by or will … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bags


Sleeping Bags Summary Probably the best 5 season sleeping bag on the market. Description Comprising two fleece-lined bags, it has been designed with versatility in mind, offering a single sleeping bag solution for the whole year. The inner three-season bag … Continue reading

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